Olearia paniculata


Olearia: Derived from the latinised name (Olearius) of the 17th century German botanist Adam Oelenschlager
paniculata: small sprayed

Common Name(s)

Akiraho, golden akeake

Current Conservation Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2012 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2009 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. File size: 792KB

Previous Conservation Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened


Olearia paniculata (J.R.Forst. et G.Forst.) Druce



Brief Description

Small tree with reddish twigs bearing very wavy smooth-edged oval green leaves that are white underneath occurring mainly in the east from East Cape to south Canterbury. twigs are grooved on upper surface and angular in cross-section. Leaves 3-10cm long by 2-4cm wide. Flowers small, white, in dense clusters.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

NVS Species Code


The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs


Shawia paniculata J.R.Forst. et G.Forst., Eurybia forsteri Hook.f., Olearia forsteri (Hook.f.) Hook.f., Olearia paniculata (J.R.Forst. et G.Forst.) Druce var. paniculata, Olearia paniculata var. elliptica Kirk, Olearia paniculata var. obtusa Kirk, Olearia paniculata var. viscosa G.Simpson, Olearia uniflora Colenso

Flower Colours



Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = c.288

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


This page last updated on 6 Dec 2014